A luxury hotel, A place and a mindset on the French Riviera

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La Réserve, a luxury Hotel

Our motto in a word: hospitality

La Reserve de Beaulieu is a legendary destination of charm on the Riviera, an exceptional location in the pure tradition of Mediterranean palazzi…

In keeping with Beaulieu-sur-Mer, La Reserve breathes the sweet Mediterranean way of life. It is above all a byword for luxury and relaxation. The hotel staff consists of 130 persons dedicated to the tranquillity and pleasure of the guests.

Under the guiding hand of the Delion family, which has owned the premises since 1997, the pink palace has come into its own, embodying the art of the welcome in a spirit which is both luxurious and discreet, in perfect harmony with the unique natural setting…

An unusual story dating back to the times of the Belle Epoque…

La Reserve was founded in 1880 by Pierre Lottier, a restaurant owner from Nice. It began as a luxury seafood restaurant, and “La Reserve” was the nickname given to the live fish tank which Pierre Lottier had dug out in order to stock the local fishermen’s catch.

In 1905, La Reserve de Beaulieu added some ten prestigious rooms reinforcing its status as preferred destination of the world’s aristocracy flocking to the Cote d’Azur.

Aristocrats, captains of industry and artists used to meet up at La Reserve : King Gustave V of Sweden, King Leopold II of Belgium, Leo Tolstoy, Sir Thomas Lipton, Gustave Eiffel and Mistinguett to name but a few.

The American press magnate and sports lover Gordon Bennett Jr became a great habitué of La Reserve and promoted it in his newspaper, The New York Herald.

He gave the palace a unique window on the world by furnishing it with the first telephone number (04 93 01 00 01) and by encouraging road and local transport infrastructures.

La Reserve lived through the Belle Epoque, the Great War, the Roaring Twenties…

At the end of the Second World War, the new owners built a large Florentine style villa adjoining the restaurant’s veranda.

La Reserve’s celebrity guest book from this period and the following years is a compendium of illustrious guests from the fifties and the age of glamour such as Rita Hayworth, Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Charlie Chaplin, or Edith Piaf, Jean Marais, Frank Sinatra…

La Reserve de Beaulieu’s current owners are Nicole and Jean-Claude Delion who have vowed to continue the tradition of this palace on the Cote d’Azur